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Shiv Sena leader wants ‘Karachi Sweets’ shop in Bandra to be renamed

Owner of “Karachi Sweets” hides the word ‘Karachi’ from the signboard after Shiv Sena alleged threat

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Another episode of Intolerance in India, one of the world’s largest democratic state.

The name Karachi in Mumbai is reported to be the issue for a Shiv Sena leader who wants the Karachi Sweets shop’s name to be swapped with something in Marathi.

As being reported, the owner of “The ‘Karachi Sweets’ shop that is located in Bandra West area of Mumbai, India- was allegedly asked by Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar to drop the word ‘Karachi’ from its name.

“You came from the country during the Partition, and you are welcome. I hate the name Karachi. The city in Pakistan is a hub of terrorists,” Shiv Sena leader said.

The Sena leader asked the sweet shop owner to change the shop’s name to “something in Marathi”.

 

As being reported by the Indian media,  after the Shiv Sena’s alleged threat the owner of “Karachi Sweets” has covered the word ‘Karachi’ from the signboard with old newspapers.

However, the incident has sparked outrage on social media:

https://twitter.com/HeenaParnani/status/1329533729153290241

 

A similar kind of incident occurred last year in February. When the protesters targeted a bakery named ‘Karachi’ in the Indian city of Bengaluru. And the Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru forced to cover half its signboard, display the national flag after protests over its name.

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.